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Lisa M Voso

Lisa M Voso

Practice areas:

Personal Injury

About Me

Lisa offers a high level of litigation experience, integrity, and competency.  She is a compassionate and committed attorney, who has gained a great deal of respect from both her clients and her colleagues.  She and her staff are committed to providing results for their clients.  From their first visit, client leave her office well represented and with a thorough understanding of the claims process.  Her commitment to this area of the law has been steadfast for almost a decade. 


 


Her exposure to all aspects of personal injury litigation is bi-coastal.  She is licensed and has litigated personal injury cases in Washington, Maryland and the District of Columbia. 


 


As a seasoned trial attorney for injured people, Lisa has represented hundreds of clients for auto injuries, wrongful death claims, pedestrian, dog bite, construction and premises liability cases in jury trials, bench trials, motions, mediations, and arbitrations.


 


Since graduating cum laude from the honors college of St. Mary’s College in Maryland, where she competed nationally on the speech team, Lisa has brought her lawyer’s eye and strong communication skills to her varied pursuits.  Combining work, a desire to help people, and travel, she was privileged in the past to work with the Human Rights Committee in
Cape Town, South Africa just after Apartheid was abolished and with the Legal Aid Society in Honolulu, Hawaii.


 


Lisa has shared her strengths in law and communication as a public speaking educator and coach on the college level, with inner city kids, and also through local seminars with organizations like the American Women in Science (AWIS) and the Jubilee House.  Lisa earned the distinction as one of the highest-ranked adjunct faculty in the Communications department, as measured by student evaluations – ranking in the top 10% every semester.  These activities enrich her connection with the community and also honor her passion for giving back to the community. 


 


EDUCATION______________________________________________________________________________


University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD


Juris Doctor, May 2000


GPA: 3.2


Honors: Order of the Barrister


 


St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, Maryland


B.S. Mathematics/Political Science, May 1997


GPA: 3.5


Honors: Cum Laude


 


ACCOMPLISHMENTS______________________________________________________________________


V.P. of Civic Events, KCWWL, 2008


Completed Portland Marathon, October 2007


Completed NITA 10-day training in Trial Advocacy Skills, June 2004


Attorney Coach, Bladensburg H.S. Mock Trial Team, 2004 – present


Attorney Coach, Frederick H.S. Mock Trial Team, 2000 – 2004


Member of MD School of Law’s National Trial Team, 1999 & 2000


Ranked in the top 20 in the United States in dramatic duo in 1996


Qualified for the national speech competition 1991-1996


   MEMBERSHIPS____________________________________________________________________________


Member, Washington State Bar Association


Member, Washington State Association for Justice


Member, King County Bar Association


Member, King County Washington Women Lawyers

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    15 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Maya Trujillo Ringe

    Lisa is an extremely bright individual. She is an aggressive advocate and has a keen ability to focus on the specific needs of her clients. I have had the pleasure of being her colleague for the past 6 months and continue to be impressed with her candor, strength, and ability to handle any task, regardless of whether or not it falls under the umbrella of Personal Injury law. She is not only incredibly driven and aggressive in her pursuit of a good settlement for her clients, but also possesses compassion for her clients.

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    Maya Ringe Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Gregory Wayne Schwesinger

    Lisa is a hard working, dedicated attorney who has a deep passion for her craft. She is aggressive, focused and resourceful. She thoroughly and effectively prepares her cases, and gets the absolute best results for her clients. Lisa is one who goes the extra mile.

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    Gregory Schwesinger DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Hardwick & Pendergast

555 S. Renton Village Place
Suite 640
Renton, WA, 98057

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200705/05/2015
MDActive200111/01/2007
DCInactive 200207/19/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Education Service AwardKent Chamber2010
40 Under 40Business Examiner2010
Order of the BarristersUniversity of Maryland School of Law2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorGreen River Community College2010 - Present
Litigation AttorneyHardwick & Pendergast2010 - Present
The Law Office of Lisa Voso2009 - 2010
Managing AttorneyBradley Johnson Attorneys2007 - 2009
Howard Community College2003 - 2006
Joseph, Greenwald, & Laake, PA2001 - 2007
Taught General Law, Evidence, ProcedureFrederick Community College2000 - 2001
Law ClerkFredrick County Circuit Court2000 - 2001
Human Rights Committee1999 - 1999
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii1999 - 1999

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Women Lawyers (King County chapter)Board Member2009 - 2011
Rotary Club of Kent SunriseN/A2009 - 2012
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember2007 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2009

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
De NovoCommunicating Between the Generations2011
De NovoFirst Impressions From a client Relations Perspective2010
Trial News, Washington State Trial LawyersOur First Impression to the Jury2009
Kent ReporterNew to Kent, But Not For Long2009
Kent Chamber of Commerce NewsletterFeatured Business of the Month2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga UniversityCommunication and LeadershipMA - Masters2014
National Instititute for Trial AdvocacyTrial Advocacy SkillsN/A2004
University of Maryland School of LawN/AJuris Doctrate2000
St Mary's College of MarylandMathematics/Political ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WSBA LAP Statewide ConferenceSetting the Tone for Effective Client Relations2011
Interview Skills TrainingInterview Skills Training2011
High Yield CommunicationA Workshop in Articulate Presentation2011
GRCCCommunicating Between The Generations2011
GRCCThe Art of Making a Great First Impression2011
AMTA - WA Chapter Annual Conference5 Minute Marketing2010
WSBA Weekly Job Seekers GroupInterview skills training2009
Trial Skills CLEPresentation skills training2009